First edition. 8vo. Cloth, 186 pp., acknowledgments, preface, historical introduction, illustrated, footnotes, bibliography, index. Clark/Brunet 89 says."British lieutenant Fairholme joined six other British officers on the prairies west of St. Louis to shoot game and experience the west. Of particular note is his fourteen sketches of the Santa Fe Trail and his excellent description of encountering a prairie fire." "This journal is important because this British expedition was one of only a handful of parties traveling the Santa Fe Trail in 1840, and one with no difficult encounters with the Indians of the plains." - from the Preface of the book. As new, unread copy without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 43710